British Esports Association

British Esports Association to speak at Escon Europe on diversity and grassroots esports

News - 3 Apr 2017

The British Esports Association will be present at the Escon Europe conference in London this week.

Chair Andy Payne will be hosting a panel titled 'The rise of women in esports' on Wednesday April 5th at 12.10pm.

He will be joined by Cory Allison, founder and CEO at Rezli, Ellie Reed, head of esports at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, and James Dean, UK managing director at ESL.

Then on Thursday April 6th at 3.30pm, British Esports content director Dominic Sacco will be chairing a panel titled 'Feeding grassroots esports as the industry progresses'. 

This panel will be formed of Meltdown eSport Bars CEO Sophia Metz, FaceIt co-founder Michele Attisani and founder of the National University Esports League (NUEL), Josh Williams.

The rise of women in esports: panel blurb

When over 50% of gamers are women globally, there should be no barriers to equality on the field of play. So how can the esports industry ensure that women are properly represented at all levels, covering fans, players, managers, casters and top professional players? 

At eScon we will discuss THE RISE OF WOMEN IN ESPORTS and we will address the rise of women in gaming and the overall topic of diversity in gaming. Content will cover new and exciting initiatives and the positive steps that are being taken to change the current climate. 

Where are we with diversity in 2017? 

Why are women targeted and what can we do to break the cycle? 

Should there be an all female-league? 

How do feel about the results for recent initiatives and who can provide us with the next steps? 

You can find out more on the Escon Europe website